At tonight's puppet show before bed, our make-believe puppet friends asked the girls, 'So, what can we do to help with California's drought problem?'
Annabelle jumped up and down. 'I know, I know! We should go camping!! And have a fire! Then we can make s'mores with marshmallows and chocolate! Mmmm.'
Esko asks, 'but how does that help the drought problem?'
Annabelle looked a little confused. 'Because...s'mores.'
Esko nodded. 'Inunderstand. If only all problems could be solved with s'mores. But what else could we do?'
Annabelle jumped again with the excitement of having the right answer. 'I know! We could go to the ocean and catch octopuses. Then we could cut out their brains and drink their water.'
Esko (aka...me) felt the need to ask for clarity. 'Cut out their brains? And drink their water?!'
Annabelle's nodded vigorously. 'Yes! Just the octopuses. Cut out all their brains, and we'll have water.'
And there you have it folks. The solutions we've all been looking for to California's drought. Step one: Go camping and eat s'mores. Step two: Go to the ocean, capture octopi, cut out their brains, and drink their 'water' (whatever that is).
Don't say I never did anything for you.